Emergency landing for Air Force Two: Mike Pence aboard
It would have been a bird strike - VIDEO
In the last few hours there was some apprehension in United States after the emergency landing of Air Force Two, the Boeing C-32 that normally carries US vice president. On board was White House number two, Mike Pence, who was returning to Washington from New Hampshire. Aircraft took off from the Manchester-Boston regional airport, but was forced to reverse the route as a precaution and land in the same hub after a few minutes.
As reported by several American media, it would have been a bird-strike, given that some videos are circulating online in which a bird is noticed hitting the plane shortly after take-off. No one was injured and Pence himself and his staff then came back to Washington thanks to a cargo flight. Manchester-Boston airport was not affected by the return to the runway of the C-32, remaining fully operational. It is not the first time that American vice president has been involved in such incidents with Air Force Two, since in 2016 the latter went off the runway at the “Fiorello LaGuardia” airport in New York.
Below, the video of the bird strike:
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